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There are 6 ways to get from Bangkok to Kunming by plane, subway, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi, line 3 subway  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Kunming (KMG) BKK - KMG
  2. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

$78 - $245

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Fly from Don Muang, line 3 subway  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kunming (KMG) DMK - KMG
  2. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

$77 - $228

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  33 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South

$135 - $193

Bus  •  34 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South

$113

Night bus, minivan, bus  •  47 h 1 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
  2. Take the minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany
  3. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan

$119 - $131

Drive  •  23 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kunming 1101.5 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kunming is to fly and line 3 subway which costs ฿2500 - ฿7500 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Kunming is to fly and line 3 subway which costs ฿2500 - ฿8000 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Bangkok and Kunming is 1276 km. The road distance is 1762.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Kunming without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 21 min and costs ฿3688.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Bangkok to Kunming, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Kunming is 1 h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 2:34 PM in Bangkok and 3:34 PM in Kunming.

Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Kunming is 1762 km. It takes approximately 23 h 5 min to drive from Bangkok to Kunming.

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Kunming Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Thai Airways International and two other airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are 349+ hotels available in Kunming. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 797.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Kunming, China?

You can take a bus from Bangkok to Kunming via Vientiane, Laos Vientiane, Kunming South, and South Bus Station in around 34 h 21 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
12go.asia

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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